State Government Press Releases

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12/01/2014
The Rhode Island State Police and the Foster Police Department are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 101 West in the Town of Foster that occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. The initial investigation revealed that a red Honda Fit was...
12/01/2014
The Rhode Island State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a State Police Trooper and his division cruiser. On November 26, 2014 at 8:52 AM Trooper Robert Hopkins was involved in a motor vehicle crash on Hartford Avenue in the Town of Johnston. Initial investigation...
12/01/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Stephen-Lawrence Ellis, age 32,
12/01/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, members of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Antonio Hernandez-Sanchez, age 56, of 127 Summit Street, Central Falls,...
12/01/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on November 25, 2014 at 9:00 p.m., members of the Rhode Island State Police and the Providence Police Department arrested five (5) individuals for Disorderly Conduct as...
11/25/2014
Contact: Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent Telephone: (401) 444-1120 It is with great pride that Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that at the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement...
11/13/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on October 3, 2014, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), released its national study, "Evaluating The Impact of Commercial Motor...
10/21/2014
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner/Director of Public Safety, announces the arrest of two (2) subjects by members of the Rhode Island State Police / High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force. This operation was conducted...
10/13/2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Corporal David Bassignani 401-444-1100 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety announces that the arrest of a Cranston woman for driving under the influence of alcohol after she was stopped driving the...
09/26/2014
Contact: Captain Kevin M. O'Brien, Assistant Detective Commander Telephone: (401) 444-1009 E-Mail: Kevin.Obrien@risp.dps.ri.gov Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, September 25, 2014,...